Özyeğin University and AYJET Approved Training Organization have been cooperating in pilot training since 2012-2013 academic year. Pilotage undergraduate program is a modular ATPL(A) training program and the theoretical trainings have been applied by Özyeğin University Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The students are placed in the program by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Flight training given by AYJET, starts from the second semester of the 2nd class and continues in 4th, 6th and 8th semesters. An average of 50 students attend this program each year. This cooperation is the first collaboration between the university and an Approved Training Organization in Turkey and has also been carried out with success so far. Since now, all pilots which are graduated from this program have started to fly in airline companies. In this pilot training program, which is built on the right ideas by the right partners, brings qualified pilots who are well-trained in the aviation industry.
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A cooperation agreement is signed between Pegasus Airlines, which is one of the major airlines in Turkey and AYJET Flight School on January 14, 2019. Within the scope of this cooperation, one term of ATPL(A) Integrated and one term of MPL Integrated training were initiated in 2019.
According to the cooperation, which will continue in the coming years, it is planned that 40 pilot candidates to be started ATPL(A) Integrated Training in two terms in 2020.
SunExpress Airlines, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, and AYJET decided to cooperate in pilot training by implementing the MPL Integrated Training program. With this cooperation MPL Integrated Training Program has been implemented for the first time in Turkey. The selection stages of the pilot candidates to participate in the MPL Integrated Training Program are carried out by SunExpress Airlines. For this program it is required to be Turkish citizens, university graduates and have a good command of English.
Within the scope of MPL Integrated Training program, ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge training and Core Flying Skill Phase 1 and Basic Phase 2 are given by AYJET Approved Training Organization. Intermediate Phase 3 and Advanced Phase 4 are provided by the SunExpress Approved Training Organization.
The candidates are not charged for the training cost. Candidates, who participate in the MPL Integrated Training program, will be employed under the SunExpress Airlines umbrella if they have successfully completed the training. The costs of the MPL Integrated Training Program will be covered by regular deductions from the salaries of the pilots, trained in this program.
Within the scope of this cooperation, it is planned to train 120 pilots in six terms. Five terms were started in 2019 and the 6th term will be started in 2020.
Flying to the most destinations in the world and the flag carrier of Turkey, Turkish Airlines and AYJET Approved Training Organization (ATO) signed a collaboration agreement on January 15, 2015 in order to train pilots on behalf of Turkish Airlines.
According to this agreement, Turkish Airlines implements its own selection processes to pilot candidates and gives job-guarantee.
The student groups selected by Turkish Airlines meticulously show superior performance in flight trainings and the graduated pilots start their own fleets by taking type trainings in Turkish Airlines.
After the completion of the first agreement, the cooperation agreement was renewed on September 18, 2019 and the training cooperation was extended until the end of 2023.